As usual, I hate how I look in photos and video, but this is a good interview video, taken at the Digital Media and Composition Institute. I wholeheartedly recommend their summer institute for any writing teacher who seeks more innovative teaching in 21st century literacies.
Since I will be putting together a meme assignment for ENG 310, I'm going to need examples. I will add them here with a little analysis to show how the meme works, how it persuades. So much involves pop culture references, which tap into deep knowledge that students already have. I thought this would take … Continue reading Meme example for Writing II
This is the time of semester when I should be grading, grading, grading, but as a result of that grading I also find myself reflecting about the assignments given and how to improve the assignments for the next time I teach a course. I regularly teach ENG 310: Writing II for Graduate and Professional Schools. … Continue reading The Meme: A composition research paper assignment
Living so close to St. Louis, the outrageous denial of reporters' right to photograph and record in public shocked me to the core. As a participant in Project 365, I think about what is permissible and what is not as a photographer and a videographer. As one who wears Google Glass, I feel I am … Continue reading Photographer’s rights
I'm making my final edits for the online Writing II syllabus and just added more to the "responsibilities" section. This section is a shorter version of an email I send to all online student a week or so before the class begins. The syllabus section used to end with this (hat tip to Steven Krause … Continue reading Resources as resources
The Potomac Review (link is to their page at Montgomery College) is a literary journal that although it is a print-journal, sees the advantages of keeping a blog in addition to its informational site. Also called The Potomac Review, the blog is far more full-featured than the community college-sponsored site, featuring writer interviews, book reviews, and frequent posts about events … Continue reading Videos featured at Potomac Review
On one level, this post is all about wanting to use Comic Life with my classes for an analysis project when I know full well that most students will not have it. In fact, most will have PCs and will not be able to use this software outside of a Mac lab. I'm going to … Continue reading Accessibility issues and book orders
Designing a web page the tactile way (an exercise from Melanie Yergaux).
Melanie Yergeau shares some information about design from a coding point of view.
As you can tell from the screenshot, much got done today. Much had to get done though because I had an idea that doubled my work: I am making two versions. The one I am working on now will be the poem and will be a sample for my poetry workshop classes. When it is … Continue reading Concept in 90: Log 2